Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) is an adjustment or alteration that enables an otherwise qualified individual with a substantially limiting impairment or a record of such an impairment to apply for a job, perform job duties, or enjoy benefits and privileges of employment. There are three categories of reasonable accommodations:

  1. accommodations that are required to ensure equal opportunity in the application process to permit an individual with a disability to be considered for a job (such as providing application forms in alternative formats like large print or Braille);
  2. accommodations that enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position held or desired (such as providing sign language interpreters); and
  3. accommodations that enable employees with disabilities to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as enjoyed by employees without disabilities (such as removing physical barriers in an organization's cafeteria).


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TTB’s Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator can be reached at 202-453-2168.


Page last reviewed: March 4, 2014
Page last updated: September 27, 2021
Maintained by: Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion